Universal has released (via Syfy Wire) a new featurette for The Mummy that provides new details about Princess Ahmanet's (played by Sofia Boutella) tragic backstory and reveals that she will go through five different and creepy stages of transformation.
"Ahmanet goes through a huge series of transformations," says Erik Nash, the film's visual effects supervisor, explains as concept art of her early transformation is shown.
Lizzie Georgiou, the head of makeup and hair design, explains: "We've mapped her out into five stages."
David White, special effects makeup designer, divulges where Ahmanet's mummy form begins and how she reaches each new stage. "Stage one: She's is nothing but bone and rags," he shares, "and then she pulls herself together literally into this form as she begins to feed."
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
The cast features Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher, Top Gun), Russell Crowe (The Nice Guys, Gladiator), and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond), as well as Courtney B. Vance (The People Vs. O.J. Simpson), Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle, Peaky Blinders), Marwan Kenzari (Ben-Hur), and Jake Johnson (New Girl, Jurassic World).
Alex Kurtzman, the screenwriter and producer behind Star Trek Into Darkness and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is on board to make his directorial debut, working off of a script penned by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange).
The Mummy will lumber into theaters June 9, 2017.